Associate Director CMC Project Management at Seattle Genetics

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Location: Bothell, Washington

Job Description:

Seattle Genetics

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Product Supply Operations . Bothell, Washington

Seattle Genetics is seeking highly motivated and experienced individuals who will be responsible for managing cross-functional projects for the Technical Operations organization. These individuals will work in close partnership with Project Sponsors, CMC Project Leaders, Functional Project Leaders and Project Sub-Team Leaders to manage the effective execution and delivery of their projects and their project portfolio. The Project Manager will report directly to the Head of CMC Strategy & PMO.


  • Manage the operations of the Project Team working in close partnership with Project Team Lead and functional leaders

  • Ensure effective and consistent execution of projects and resolution of issues. Drive program risk management via proactive identification of key risks and facilitation of mitigation and contingency planning

  • Drive program planning and project management, including cross-functional resource planning, financial, due diligence and capacity assessments

  • Work collaboratively to coordinate, influence and advise strategic and operational efforts to ensure alignment and seamless execution of TOPS strategy

  • Develop and manage high-quality, integrated project plans to drive forward planning and reporting to support effective decision making and improve decision quality

  • Develop and implement stage appropriate and value-added processes, best practices and tools (integrated timelines, stage gate processes, governance, core & sub team processes) to increase efficiency and consistency of team processes/deliverables

  • Leverage strong project and organizational knowledge, leadership and facilitation skills to optimize team meetings and facilitate effective governance and decision making

  • Establish a close partnering relationship with functional teams to ensure alignment and facilitate efficient program execution

  • Build and leverage relationships and networks to improve and enhance team dynamics; proactively identifying opportunities and removing obstacles to drive business results

  • Apply tools such as Drexler-Sibbet Team Performance model to assess and improve team performance

  • Advance project management best practices and contribute to the operational excellence of Seattle Genetics' Project Management function with a focus on continuous improvement


  • Late Stage Drug Development knowledge with understanding of interdependencies between functions relevant to the position which may include: Development, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Quality, Supply Chain

  • Excellent business acumen, demonstrated ability to align teams to strategy to achieve business and project objectives

  • Experience leading and facilitating project team meetings, cross-functional communication and decision making, and ensuring ongoing alignment with internal/external stakeholders

  • A proactive and strategic thinker, with strong facilitation, problem-solving and issue resolution skills

  • Highly collaborative with outstanding communication and relationship management skills, high emotional intelligence

  • Experience leading and managing, complex, cross-functional, project teams

  • Adaptive leadership style with ability to influence teams without formal authority

  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams in a highly matrixed global organization

  • Experience in leading and delivering change

  • Experience in biologics and oncology, experience working with corporate partners and alliances is desirable

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Advanced degree in life sciences, biomedical sciences, business or other disciplines related to drug development and commercialization preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years of pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience, with experience in global cross-functional late stage drug development, product launch and continuous improvement initiatives, preferred

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit